All the President’s Women (Part 3): Diane Feinstein
by Dave Hodges - thecommonsenseshow.com
January 4, 2013
This is the third part in the installment of the series “All the President’s Women”. This part focuses on the public service of California Senator, Diane Feinstein.
It can be said that pleasures can be derived from a fine wine, the love of a fine woman, but no pleasure can be derived from the “public serivice” Feinstein. Soon, Aem Just like Hillary Clinton, Feinstein’s criminality runs so deep, the breadth of her actions cannot be covered in a book, much less an article. The following represents a snapshot of Feinstein’s conduct as a senator.
CBRE, FDIC and Blatant Conflicts of Interest
In 2009, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation which directed $25 billion in “taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband’s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry standards. Without being a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Feinstein curiously stepped outside of her bounds and offered to help the FDIC obtain money in its efforts to meet the increasing demand of compensation related to the ever-increasing level of home foreclosures. Feinstein’s offer was delivered only a few days before the agency determined that CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) , the commercial real estate firm that Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum leads as the undisputed board chairman, had just won the competitive bidding contest for a highly coveted federal contract to sell foreclosed properties that the FDIC would have inherited from a growing list of failed banks.
Feinstein and her husband denied any link between the legislation and the contract signed on November 13, 2009. Incredulously, the couple had the audacity to claim that they didn’t even know about CBRE’s business relationship with FDIC until after it was awarded, despite the fact the Blum was the Board Chairman.
The Washington Times notes that only a few days after consummating the contract with the FDIC, “CBRE raised $207 million through a stock offering that sold for $3.77 a share. Mr. Blum’s investment partnerships bought 10.6 million shares at the market price of $3.77. The stock offering was announced a couple of days before the signing of the FDIC contract.” This is called insider trading and Diane Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, are guilty of the offense. Martha Stewart’s jaw must have hit the floor because, amazingly, nobody went to jail. Could some liberal democrat please explain to America how Feinstein’s crimes are not as egregious as what Nixon did in the Watergate scandal?
The Perini and URS Scandals
Feinstein was a member of the Military Construction Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 to 2005. During her tenure, Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions of dollars to her husband’s firms URS Corp. and Perini Corp.
Both Perini’s and URS’ majority shareholder is Richard Blum. It is estimated that Perini now holds at least $2.5 billion worth of contracts tied to the imperialist expansion of the United States military’s policy of endless war. Blum’s largest Department of Defense contracts are “indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity” or “bundled” contracts. Incredibly, you and I are on the hook for guaranteeing profit margins for the company. In May 2006, Perini held a series of bundled contracts awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers for work in the Middle East worth $1.73 billion. Perini has also been awarded an open-ended contract by the Air Force for military construction and environment quality control at closed military bases.
Feinstein’s personal wealth accumulation since becoming a senator has grown to nearly $200 million. Feinstein has never held a job outside of public service. I am having trouble understanding how a public servant accumulate a fortune of this magnitude.
There is so much more to the criminality of Senator Feinstein and her husband, that I would encourage readers to do more research in order to discover how rampant the criminality in Washington DC has actually become. Unfortunately, Feinstein’s betrayal of her oath of office does not end with her personal greed and subsequent abuse of power. It can be accurately stated that Feinstein is a traitor to the Republic.
Feinstein the 21st Century Benedict Arnold
Even the extreme left wing liberal newscaster, Rachel Maddow, has taken Feinstein to task over her alleged priorities and abuse of office.
And we can add Zionist inspired treason to the long list of criminal allegations presented against Diane Feinstein. She is listed as a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It is one thing to actively pursue one’s faith and even attract voters of one’s faith to one’s campaign. It is expected that Feinstein would be openly Jewish in her beliefs and dogma. This would be acceptable. However, Feinstein takes her Jewish background to a level that it constitutes a national security threat to the United States.
Being of Jewish extraction is one thing, supporting Israel and its foreign policies to the detriment of the United States, while serving in a high government office of our government is completely a different animal.
Feinstein is the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and as such, has a Constitutional duty to avoid conflicts of interest, or even the perception of a conflict of interest, when it comes to foreign policy. On this front, Feinstein miserably fails again as she accepted $100,000 in campaign donations and a ringing endorsement from J Street in her recent re-election campaign. Feinstein is only the second senator, in US history who had the omets to accept donations from J Street. How is America better served when its leaders are open and active lobbyists for foreign interests?
As America is increasingly pulled towards war with Iran, on behalf of Israel, Feinstein’s affiliations, just like her repeated conflicts of interest and her proven insider trading, are undeniably criminal. In the case of AIPAC, Feinstein’s criminality is treasonous and she deserves the punishment befitting a traitor under the color of law.
The Ultimate Betrayal of the American People
Rebuffed in her private desire to become California’s next governor, Feinstein, instead, has instead focused on a new form of criminality emanating out of her senatorial position. Namely, Feinstein supports the incremental and eventual evisceration of the Second Amendment.
Below is a verbatim summary of Feinstein’s newly proposed bill, taken from her senatorial website, which will, if passed, will incrementally move towards destroying the Second Amendment.
Summary of 2013 legislation
- “Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
- 120 specifically-named firearms;
- Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
- Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
- Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Banand various state bans by:
- Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
- Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
- Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.
- Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
- Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
- Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
- Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
- Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
- Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
- Background check of owner and any transferee;
- Type and serial number of the firearm;
- Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
- Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
- Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
mandatory registration of previously purchased guns. In other words, it is illegally retroactive and violates ex post facto prohibitions contained in the Constitution.
If Feinstein’s draconian bill is passed, the ATF would be in charge of enforcement which should be a huge concern to gun owners. This would be the same ATF that got caught illegally shipping guns into Mexico in order to undermine the Second Amendment. This policy, known as Fast and Furious, has led to the death of tens of thousands of Mexicans, 300 Americans and 3 Border Patrol Agents including Brian Terry, who’s family is suing the Obama Administration for perpetrating this illegal activity. Talk about the fox watching the hen house.
The website at The Common Sense Show is filled with articles which cites historical precedents with regard to what transpires when governments initiate gun bans. In short, the result is genocide, not my words, this is historical precedent.
The entire notion of gun control is a fallacy. Just because my neighbor decides to drive drunk and kill someone, does not mean that I should have to turn in my keys. It is sad that America has been dumbed down to the point to where we accept such illogical and simplistic thinking to pose as a new form of national doctrine which is being used to undermine the Constitution of the United States.
I expect that since Feinstein is the point person for the eventual confiscation of America’s guns, that she is most likely setting herself up for a cabinet position in the Obama Administration. To Feinstein’s illegal bill, I reply:
I WILL NOT COMPLY WITH NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU!
Just like Valerie Jarrett and Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein is an enemy of the Republic and this is who they ultimately serve.